Antenna Wire Winders
Pricing is per Winder (1)
I have spent years searching for the ideal way of winding up antenna wire for use in the field. These special winders are just about perfect! Lightweight and with an elastic fastener to secure the wire, they are quick and easy to use.
Wire winders ensure tangle-free aerials and rapid deployment - perfect! Great for SOTA, caravanning and DXpeditions!
Use a figure-of-eight winding technique which helps to ensure no kinks in the wire.
We recommend three winders for a dipole fed with RG174 (one for each half of the dipole and one for the co-ax and back guy). Two winders are usually adequate for a dipole fed with RG58 (cable coiled separately).
Each winder weighs 1.25 oz (36g). Length 24.5 cm (9.75 inches).
If you are making antennas using our Wirewinders, consider investing in one of our rugged antenna bags - designed for use with Wirewinders.
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I bought 4 of them just to try out. Was impressed by the convienience of use and rapid wire deployment time. Use it now for my portable doublet, for an end fed half wave antenna. The "figure 8 " winding method makes the whole secret of it. I liked the way it works and wanted more to organize the counter ropes on one of my plastic masts. I wanted it sooner than the ordered parcel would come , so I made 3 DIY replicas off the plastic tray kindly donated by XYL. Besides I cut my finger trying to smooth out the sharp edges, I realized that the quality of plastic is essential. And the right plastic is hard to find , so I decided to discontinue the DIY "tray" brand manufacture as it would cost more time and money than just buy more at SOTA BEAMS with excellent plastic flexibillity and durability in one and cheerfull colours easy to see in the field. I calculated I would need some 14 more for the counter ropes of my 3 masts that I use in my field position. The winders clearly gonna be my next stop at SOTA BEAMS.
These are fantastic. Perfect for my speakerwire doublet. The bright colors make them easy to find in the grass when it’s time to pack up!
Very usefull for storing loose wire, and portable antennas.
Compact & lightweight.
Excellent piece of kit.
The antenna wire winder is perfect for my antenna storage and travel.
I like making wire antennas and they always seem to get tangled. The wire winders stop all that and when it comes to deploying the wire they help in not generate more tangles - assuming you wind the wire in the approved figure of 8 method!
These are the most practical .. You can use them for antenna wire , Guy lines , counter poise wire etc.
I have purchased a number of these,really useful for keeping wire aerials and guys neat and tidy.
These little wire winders from Sotabeams are elegantly simple but prevent the aggravation of tangled messes when you're out in the field erecting your antennas. I purchased multiple of them in different sizes to keep antennas and coax ready to be deployed in the field without the hassle of untangling every three feet when you attempt to manage wires any other way. If you're completely cheap I guess you could make them but they are reasonably priced, color-coded and ready out of the box. A real no-brainer.